Thursday, October 27, 2016

My Little Prince

Tonight I thought on the idea born while reading Antoine de Saint Exupery's wonderful touching  story: if I was to make a cover picture of the book what would I draw?
So I made a quick sepia ink pen sketch.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mr. Terence

Tonight I made a portrait of Terence Hill from the beginning of the pretty popular movie "they called him Trinity" (once in Germany I noticed on a poster it is translated as "they called him Alleluia").
I drew the portrait using 4 oil based color pencils on the inner face of a frozen pizza package whose color is just what I needed. If the drawing is good the credit goes to the color and quality of the paper which is quite good even if it's only just a package.
I have been thinking on drawing this picture for a long time but somewhat got a little scared from the lack of details of the only poor quality picture I could find.
I'm just a bit happy to notice that I can still make portraits even though it is a long time since my last.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Evil Street Sign

I noticed this beautiful lamp post while traveling along the Romantische Strasse and took some pictures. Well there weren't any fishes swimming in the tao pose inside, by the way.
Just few changes to better fit the page and a squiggle here and there.
In the end I just painted it with my watercolor pencils set. I decide for not using felt tip pens.
About the wrong composition which develops only to the left leaving the eye a feeling of strangeness and incompleteness it is somehow lessened by the stains in the orange paint of the wall and the brighter spot on it.
This painting joins those two others I painted months ago: the evil doorkeeper and the evil lamp post. Lots of evil things in this world!(just joking).

I had a lot of fun while working on it.

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Tonight I painted few squiggles, just the first layers of watercolor pencils paint though. As the painting grows on I noticed that the composition is quite wrong because it is not well balanced. In fact it develops only to the left side. I have to balance it a bit so I'm going to add something on the right upper corner maybe a damage or a crust on the wall or a moth or a small dragon. I need to think about it.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New Work In Progress

Tonight I refined the sketch began yesterday night.
It is going to be a watercolor pencils and felt tip pens painting almost certainly.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Little Mushrooms

Tonight I completed my drawing. It is supposed to be a granite wall with lichens, cute orange mushrooms, grass among the pebbles and an old piece of wood... hope the drawing is good enough to be understood. In a few days I'm going to choose if I cast the shadows of the blades of grass on the canvass like those three leaves on the bottom or not. Maybe not, if I was to choose right now.
Everything is done using colored pencils, 2H and 2B mechanical pencils for some countouring and the dew droplets, for the frame I used a newly bought 9B graphite pencil and for the three shadows a new 2B graphite pencil. Recently my colored pencils taught me mainly the fun of botanical drawings and how to leave aside portraits.
I enjoyed it so very much.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Third Update

This afternoon I put some pebbles and dry leaves among the blades of grass.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016

New Work In Progress

Today I'm sharing just a piece of the colored pencils drawing I'm working on. It is inspired by a photo of mine.